People in the Humanities Council

Directors and Chairs

Leora Batnitzky

Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies; Professor of Religion; Director, Program in Judaic Studies

Charles Beitz

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics; Professor of Politics; Director, Program in Political Philosophy

Aisha Beliso-De Jesús

Professor of American Studies; Director, Programs in American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latino Studies

Wallace Best

Hughes-Rogers Professor of Religion and African American Studies; Director, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Steven Chung

Associate Professor of East Asian Studies; Acting Chair, Committee for Film Studies

Andrew Cole

Director, Gauss Seminars in Criticism; Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature; Professor of English

Beatriz Colomina

Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture; Professor of Architecture; Co-Director, Program in Media and Modernity

Benjamin Conisbee Baer

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Program in South Asian Studies

Thomas Conlan

Professor of East Asian Studies and History; Director, Program in East Asian Studies

Elizabeth A. Davis

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Acting Director, Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities

Jeff Dolven

Director, Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows; Professor of English; Acting Chair, Department of English

Adam Elga

Professor of Philosophy; Director, Program in Linguistics

Karen Emmerich

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication

Devin Fore

Professor of German; Chair, Department of German; Chair, Committee for Film Studies; Co-Director, Program in Media and Modernity

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Professor of Near Eastern Studies; Chair, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Director, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

Michael Gordin

Director, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts; Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History; Professor of History

Jonathan Gribetz

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies; Director, Program in Near Eastern Studies

Wendy Heller

Scheide Professor of Music History; Professor of Music; Chair, Department of Music; Director, Program in Italian Studies

Tera W. Hunter, Acting Chair

Edwards Professor of American History; Professor of History and African American Studies; Acting Chair, Council of the Humanities; Acting Director, Program in Humanistic Studies

Melissa Lane

Class of 1943 Professor of Politics; Director, The University Center for Human Values

Meredith A. Martin

Director, The Center for Digital Humanities; Associate Professor of English

Simon Morrison

Director, Fund for Canadian Studies; Professor of Music and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Paul Muldoon

Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts; Director, Princeton Atelier; Co-Chair, Fund for Irish Studies

Gabriela Nouzeilles

Director, Program in Latin American Studies; Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish; Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Fintan O’Toole

Co-Chair, Fund for Irish Studies; Visiting Lecturer in English and Theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts; Visiting Leonard L. Milberg '53 Professor in Irish Letters

Chika Okeke-Agulu

Professor of Art and Archaeology and African American Studies; Director, Program in African Studies

Ekaterina Pravilova

Rosengarten Chair of Modern and Contemporary History; Professor of History; Director, Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

James Rankin

University Lecturer, German; Director, Center for Language Study

Helmut Reimitz

Director, Program in Medieval Studies; Steering Committee, Comparative Antiquity Initiative; Professor of History

Effie Rentzou

Director, Program in European Cultural Studies; Professor of French and Italian

Esther Schor, Chair (on leave AY22-23)

John J. F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor ; Professor of English; Chair, Council of the Humanities; Director, Stewart Seminars in Religion; Director, Program in Humanistic Studies

Irene V. Small

Associate Professor of Art and Archaeology; Co-Director, Program in Media & Modernity

Nigel Smith

Chair, Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature; Professor of English

Joe Stephens

Director, Program in Journalism; Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence

Jack Tannous

Associate Professor of History and Hellenic Studies; Chair, Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity; Director, Program in Hellenic Studies

Christy Wampole

Director, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities; Associate Professor of French and Italian

Deborah J. Yashar

Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs; Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Director, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

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